Autumn,  Goji,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

Apple strudel with Goji berry

Autumn is ruled by the element metal, which represents common sense in the field of human qualities, a sense of justice and a sense of the essential. The dominating emotions of this time are sorrow, grief, and melancholy. Now, the harvest is in, the temperature drops and the leaves begin to turn from green to yellow, red, and orange. It is time to draw our energy in and let go of anything that no longer benefits us. This could be old perspectives, negative emotional reactions, and material things that no longer help us to achieve our greater purpose, which is unique to each and every one of us.

Lungs and large intestine

After a hot summer, it is necessary to nourish the fluids of the lungs and thus strengthen qi and protect against the onslaught of wind and cold, especially important for people of the constitutional type of metal (Pale to white face, square head, long legs, rational mind, melancholy). In general, a slightly hot and especially acidic tight taste is suitable in autumn, which closes the pores and helps the body resist the cold in the coming months. The mildly burning taste helps to cope with the dryness that attacks the lungs at this time.

We need:

300g spelt wholemeal flour finely ground
7 tablespoons oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon apple sauce
pinch of salt
4 apples
Goji berry (gouqiziji)
a handful of walnuts
corn breadcrumbs


Mix flour, salt, eggs, oil and vinegar. Roll out the smooth dough and let it rest in the fridge. Meanwhile, grate the apples, and mix them with cinnamon, Goji berry and nuts. Divide the dough in half. Roll two doughs on the sprinkled roll with spelt flour. Transfer to a baking sheet and sprinkle with corn breadcrumbs or other breadcrumbs. Only there add a strip of apple mixture in the middle. If you prefer a sweeter strudel, pour 1 – 2 teaspoons of honey over it. Sprinkle again with breadcrumbs on the surface. Fold, roll and squeeze at the edges. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 35 – 40 minutes. If you do not want to make the dough, traditional puff pastry will also serve.

Goji berries – sweet, neutral; Tropism – kidney, liver. Effects – knee pain, tinnitus, diabetes, anaemia, impaired vision.

Apple – Sweet, cool; Effects   –  promote the secretion of body fluid and moisten the lung, relieve restlessness, stimulate appetite and dispel the effects of alcohol. Abdominal distension after a meal, diarrhoea due to spleen deficiency, insobriety and thirst due to inadequate fluid.

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